You gonna eat that?
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
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What a breakfast ride!
I do local breakfast rides on Saturdays. Today was quite a workout. It was short, only about 20 miles total, but two things made it a challenge:
1. I rode my old Raleigh 3-speed. This should have been no problem; they have three groups and I figured I could do the Cruiser pace easily. But also....
2. The temperature was about 45F this morning, which isn't so bad by itself, but the 20 mph winds with 35 mph gusts were a bit extreme.
There were only two bikes in the Cruiser class this morning. Me and another guy who had the coolest rig: He was riding the front end of a tandem, his ten-year-old son was riding the back seat, and his eight-year-old son was riding a trailer-cylce behind them- three people on one bike.
Anyway, with the wind, it felt like up-hill, both ways. I'm bushed.
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.
Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."